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APOLLO 13: Nixon commends the crew of APOLLO 13 From the film documentary 'APOLLO 13: 'Houston, We've got a problem'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO 13 : Third manned lunar landing attempt with James A. Lovell, Jr., John L. Swigert, Jr., and Fred w. Haise, Jr. Pressure lost in SM oxygen system; mission aborted; LM used for life support. Mission Duration 142hrs 54mins 41sec
Topics: What -- Apollo 13, What -- Spirit
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00042&orgid=1
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Mother Nature's riblet, this shark's dermal denticle has been magnified 3,000 times. Photograph and caption published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 123), by James Schultz.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00426&orgid=1
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APOLLO 15: A demonstration of a classic experiment. From the film documentary 'APOLLO 15 "The mountains of the Moon"'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO 15: Fourth manned lunar landing with David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden, and James B. Irwin. Landed at Hadley rilleon July 30, 1971;performed EVA with Lunar Roving Vehicle; deployed experiments. P& F Subsattelite spring-launched from SM in lunar...
Topics: Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 15, What -- Moon
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00046&orgid=1
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Excerpt from John F. Kennedy's special message to Congress on May 25, 1961. 'First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. We propose to accelerate the development of the...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Earth
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00007&orgid=1
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A new Hubble Space Telescope image of a celestial object called the Ant Nebula may shed new light on the future demise of our Sun. The image is available at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pictures/wfpc . The nebula, imaged on July 20, 1997, and June 30, 1998, by Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, was observed by Drs. Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; Bruce Balick of the University of Washington in Seattle; and Vincent Icke of Leiden...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA04216&orgid=10
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The YF-12 "Blackbird" was an experimental fighter-interceptor version of the Lockheed A-12 aircraft. In Air Force flight tests on May 1, 1965, the YF-12 set a speed record of 2,070.101 miles per hour and an altitude record of 80,258 feet. First publicly displayed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, in 1964, the YF-12 was never adopted by the military as an operational aircraft. It was, however, a precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance plane. Two YF-12 aircraft were flown...
Topics: Where -- Edwards Air Force Base, Where -- California, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0041-01&orgid=7
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A panoramic view of a vast, sculpted area of gas and dust where thousands of stars are being born has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image, taken by Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, is online at http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/2001/21 and http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/wfpc . The camera was designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The photo offers an unprecedented, detailed view of the entire inner region of the fertile,...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Jet...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA04200&orgid=10
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About 50,000 Clementine images were processed to produce the four orthographic views of the Moon. Images PIA00302, PIA00303, PIA00304, and PIA00305 show albedo variations (normalized brightness or reflectivity) of the surface at a wavelength of 750 nm (just longward of visible red). The image projection is centered at 0 degree latitude and 0 degree longitude. The lunar nearside is a contrast between dark and light albedo surfaces that has been fancied as the "Man in the Moon". Lunar...
Topics: What -- Clementine, What -- Moon, What -- Terra
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA00302&orgid=10
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Brewster XF2A-2 Buffalo: The Navy's Brewster XF2A-2 Buffalo benefited from Langley's experience in drag reduction. After initial testing at Langley, it was returned to Brewster in June, 1940, and is seen here in the 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel following its return to NACA hands in October 1940.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2002-00619&orgid=1
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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt: This Republic P-47D Thunderbolt was equipped by the NACA with a survey rake to measure propeller thrust in-flight. This rake protruded from either side of the nose just behind the engine cowling. Langley flew this Thunderbolt from July 1994 until April 1948.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2003-00298&orgid=1
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Bell XP-39 Airacobra: The Army's XP-39 Airacobra in flight over Langley Field, 1943. The pilot of the cobra sat on the front end of the gearbox with the engine behind him and the propeller shaft passing underneath his legs. The P-39 was one of the first military airplanes with tricycle landing gear. Photograph published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen. Page 200.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2002-00606&orgid=1
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Republic P-47C Thunderbolt: Republic's P-47 was one example of a perfect marriage of airframe and power plant. The engine of this P-47C was still under study, as can ascertained by the survey rake for measuring propeller thrust. This rake protrudes from the fuselage just behind the cowling ahead and in front of the wing.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2003-00006&orgid=1
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Bell XP-39 Airacobra: The Army's XP-39 Airacobra in flight over Langley Field, 1943. The pilot of the cobra sat on the front end of the gearbox with the engine behind him and the propeller shaft passing underneath his legs. The P-39 was one of the first military airplanes with tricycle landing gear.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2000-00228&orgid=1
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APOLLO 12: A heartstopping launch as the rocket is struck by lightning. From the film documentary "APOLLO 12: 'Pinpoint for Science'", part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLLO 12: Second manned lunar landing and return with Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., Richard F. Gordon, and Alan F. Bean. Landed in the Ocean of Storms on November 19, 1969; deployed television camera and ALSEP experiments; two EVA's...
Topics: What -- Apollo 12, What -- Surveyor 3
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00037&orgid=1
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Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk: Although operated by the Navy as seaplane scouts, Curtiss SC-1 Seahawks were delivered as land planes. The EDO Corporation provided floats to the Navy under a separate contract, which may explain why the NACA operated this Seahawk as a land plane.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2000-00257&orgid=1
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Wheelbarrow Race. Series of three photographs of barrel jousting competition. On the barrel to the left is Edward R. Ray Sharp, a future engineer in charge of the NACA's Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen (page 417). Also published in in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, by James Schultz (page 19).
Topic: Where -- Ohio
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2000-00351&orgid=1
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In this photo, taken in Langley's 8 Foot High Temperature Tunnel, preparations are being made to study re-entry heating effects on a nose cone design.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1997-00072&orgid=1
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During the first orbit (see Friendship 7 spacecraft just leaving eastern Australia on World Map at front of room) Mercury control personnel were hard at work monitoring the spacecraft.
Topics: What -- Mercury, Where -- Australia
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=62-MA6-161&orgid=8
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NASA Connect' is a series of science shows aimed at kids (K-8 grades) designed to promote an interest in math and sciences.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00005&orgid=1
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This color picture of Mars was made from three frames shuttered nine seconds apart by the Viking 1 Orbiter on June 18. Each of the three pictures was taken through a different filter - red, green and violet. Color reconstruction was done at the Image Processing Facility of the U. S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona. Just below the center of the picture and near the morning terminator is the large impact basin Argyre. Interior of the basin is bright, suggesting ground frost or a ground...
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Viking 1 Orbiter
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00436&orgid=1
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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt: This Republic P-47D Thunderbolt was equipped by the NACA with a survey rake to measure propeller thrust in-flight. This rake protruded from either side of the nose just behind the engine cowling. Langley flew this Thunderbolt from July 1944 until April 1948.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2003-00299&orgid=1
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Animation excerpt depicting Galileo's gravity experiment at the Leaning Tower of Pisa with balls of different weights.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00012&orgid=1
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NASA Connect' is a series of science shows aimed at the K-4 and 5-8 age ranges, designed to promote an interest in math and sciences.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00004&orgid=1
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APOLLO 11: Landing the Eagle - The Final Approach. The dramatic final 60 seconds before touchdown. From the film documentary "APOLLO 11:'The Eagle Has Landed'", part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLLO 11: First manned lunar landing and return to Earth with Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin. Landed in the Sea of Tranquilityon July 20, 1969; deployed TV camera and EASEP experiments,...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Earth, What -- TV...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00035&orgid=1
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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After Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union during a CIA spy flight on 1 May 1960, NASA issued a press release with a cover story about a U-2 conducting weather research that may have strayed off course after the pilot "reported difficulties with his oxygen equipment." To bolster the cover-up, a U-2 was quickly painted in NASA markings, with a fictitious NASA serial number, and put on display for the news media at the NASA Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force...
Topic: Where -- Edwards Air Force Base
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E-5442&orgid=7
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This is a montage of planetary images taken by spacecraft managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Included are (from top to bottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The spacecraft responsible for these images are as follows: the Mercury image was taken by Mariner 10, the Venus image by Magellan, the Earth image by Galileo, the Mars image by Viking, and the Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune images by Voyager.
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Venus, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA00545&orgid=10
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APOLLO 17 returns safely to Earth, bringing to an end the APOLLO series of lunar missions From the film documentary 'APOLLO 17: On the shoulders of Giants'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APPOLO 17 : Sixth and last manned lunar landing mission in the APOLLO series with Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E.Evans, and Harrison H. (Jack) Schmitt. Landed at Taurus-Littrow on Dec 11.,1972. Deployed camera and experiments;...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Taurus
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00055&orgid=1
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From 1972 to 1985 the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center conducted flight research with an F-8C employing the first digital fly-by-wire flight control system without a mechanical back up. The decision to replace all mechanical control linkages to rudder, ailerons, and other flight control surfaces was made for two reasons. First, it forced the research engineers to focus on the technology and issues that were truly critical for a production fly-by-wire aircraft. Secondly, it would give industry...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- WIRE, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0044-01&orgid=7
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APOLLO 13: ABC breaks the news of a mishap aboard the spacecraft From the film documentary 'APOLLO 13: "Houston, We've got a problem"', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO 13 : Third manned lunar landing attempt with James A. Lovell, Jr., John L. Swigert, Jr., and Fred W. Haise, Jr. Pressure lost in SM oxygen system; mission aborted; LM used for life support. Mission Duration 142hrs 54mins 41sec
Topic: What -- Apollo 13
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00039&orgid=1
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Astronaut Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot for the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, steps from the ladder of the Lunar Module to join Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., commander, in extravehicular activity on November 19, 1969. Astronaut Ricard F. Gordon Jr., command module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Modules in lunar orbit.
Topics: Who -- Alan Bean, What -- Apollo 12
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=AS12-46-6729&orgid=8
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The Measurement of All Things: Atmospheric Detectives" is the second of seven programs in the 1999-2000 NASA CONNECT series. Produced by NASA Langley Research Center's Office of Education, NASA CONNECT is an award-winning series of instructional programs designed to enhance the teaching of math, science and technology concepts in grades 5-8. NASA CONNECT establishes the "connection" between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom and NASA...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-2000-00005&orgid=1
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Caption: "The dive recovery flaps on this P-47 Thunderbolt are barely visible underneath the wings. Photograph and caption published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (pages 52-53 and 130), by James Schultz.
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Vought F4U-1D Corsair: In February and March of 1945 this Corsair was examined in the NACA's 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel at Langley Field. The F4U-1D has rockets mounted on its wings for this test. After installation and during testing, the wings would be lowered to their flight position.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2003-00311&orgid=1
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Voyager 2 obtained this color image of Triton at a distance of 4 million kilometers (2.5 million miles) at 1 a.m. PDT on Aug. 22, 1989. The picture was made by combining images taken through the green, clear and violet filters. The smallest features seen are about 74 kilometers (46 miles) across. The south pole of Triton is currently tipped toward the sun and it is summer in the southern hemisphere. The south pole is located about a quarter of the way up from the bottom of the image. The bright...
Topics: What -- Voyager 2, What -- Sun, What -- Voyager, Where -- Triton, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA02211&orgid=10
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APOLLO 17 : The astonauts intend, as a symbolic gesture, to return a piece of moon-rock to share with countries all around the world. From the film documentary 'APOLLO 17: On the shoulders of Giants'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APPOLO 17 : Sixth and last manned lunar landing mission in the APOLLO series with Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E.Evans, and Harrison H. (Jack) Schmitt. Landed at Taurus-Littrow on Dec...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Moon, What -- Taurus
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00054&orgid=1
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This 28-second video clip shows Scott Crossfield descending from the bomb bay of the P2B-1S into the cockpit of the D-558-2, strapping in, and having the hatch closed by a crewmember. The Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket airplanes were among the early transonic research airplanes like the X-1, X-4, X-5, and X-92A. Three of these single-seat, swept-wing aircraft flew from 1948 to 1956 in a joint program involving the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA); the Navy-Marine Corps; and the...
Topics: Who -- John B. McKay, Who -- Robert A. Champine, Who -- Walter C. Williams, Who -- Joseph A....
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0007-01&orgid=7
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Footage of the X-1 research aircraft, built to break the sound barrier. This clip shows it doing just that, piloted by 'Chuck' Yeager in 1947.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00134&orgid=1
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APOLLO 13: Support on the ground design emergency equipment for the crew of Aquarius, and then radio instructions From the film documentary 'APOLLO 13: "Houston, We've got a problem"', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO 13 : Third manned lunar landing attempt with James A. Lovell, Jr., John L. Swigert, Jr., and Fred w. Haise, Jr. Pressure lost in SM oxygen system; mission aborted; LM used for life...
Topics: What -- Apollo 13, What -- Aquarius
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00040&orgid=1
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Aircraft # AAF44-33441. Man stands at tail of Thunderbolt aircraft at Langley runway apron.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1997-00168&orgid=1
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The Tupolev Tu-144LL supersonic flying laboratory lifts off from the Zhukovsky Air Development Center near Moscow, Russia, on a 1997 test flight. NASA teamed with American and Russian aerospace industries for an extended period in a joint international research program featuring the Russian-built Tu-144LL supersonic aircraft. The object of the program was to develop technologies for a proposed future second-generation supersonic airliner to be developed in the 21st Century. The aircraft's...
Topics: What -- SST, Where -- Moscow, Where -- Russia, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC), Where --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC97-44203-5&orgid=7
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APOLLO 14: The lunar module 'Falcon' lifts off from the lunar surface From the film documentary 'APOLLO 14: 'Mission to Fra Mauro'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO 14: Third manned lunar landing with Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,Stuart A. Roosa, and Edgar D. Mitchell. Landed in the Fra Mauro area on Ferurary 5, 1971; performed EVA, deployed lunar experiments, returned lunar samples. Mission Duration 216 hrs 1 min 58 sec
Topic: What -- Apollo 14
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00045&orgid=1
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Separation of the Lunar module for descent to the Lunar surface From the film documentary "APOLLO 11:'The eagle Has Landed'", part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLLO 11: First manned lunar landing and return to Earth with Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin. Landed in the Sea of Tranquilityon July 20, 1969; deployed TV camera and EASEP experiments, performed lunar surface EVA, returned...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Earth, What -- TV...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00034&orgid=1
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In this photograph are seen some of dummies in the passenger cabin of the B-720 aircraft. NASA Langley Research Center instrumented a large portion of the aircraft and the dummies for loads in a crashworthiness research program. In 1984 NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility and the Federal Aviation Adimistration (FAA) teamed-up in a unique flight experiment called the Controlled Impact Demonstration (CID). The test involved crashing a Boeing 720 aircraft with four JT3C-7 engines burning a...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ECN-28307&orgid=7
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Beginning in 1946, two XS-1 experimental research aircraft (later redesignated X-1s) conducted pioneering tests at Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base) in California to obtain flight data on conditions in the transonic speed range. These early tests culminated on October 14, 1947, in the first piloted flight faster than Mach 1.0, the speed of sound. During November, 1947, the Air Force authorized studies that led to a contract (W-33-038-ac-20062) with Bell Aircraft to build four...
Topics: Who -- Joseph A. Walker, Where -- Edwards Air Force Base, Where -- California
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Splasdown of Freindship 7 From: The John Glenn Story: Summary of astronaut John Glenn's flying career, from naval aviation training to space flight. The Mercury project is featured as John Glenn flies the Friendship 7 spacecraft. President John F. Kennedy presents the NASA Distinguished service Medal to Astronaut John Glenn.
Topics: Who -- John H. Glenn, What -- Mercury
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Neil Armstrong stands on the bottom rung of the ladder leading from the Lunar Module to the lunar surface and describes what he sees, before taking the first step and delivering those famous lines.
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Apollo 11
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John Powell (left) and Jim Nail (second from right) of McDonnell Douglas Space and Defense Systems prepare the satellite element of the Tethered Satellite System-1R (TSS-1R) for integration with its support unit in the Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building. The TSS-1R is one of two primary payloads scheduled to fly aboard the Orbiter Columbia during the STS-75 mission in early 1996. The TSS program is a joint venture between NASA and the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, or Italian Space Agency....
Topics: What -- Columbia, What -- STS-46, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-75, Where -- Douglas
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The photograph shows a model of the Boeing EX Concept installed in the NASA Langley 16 foot Transonic Tunnel. The Boeing EX is an advanced surveillance aircraft proposed by Boeing to replace the Grumman E-2C Hawkeye. The concept employs the diamond-shape "joined-wing"planform and active aperture radar arrays in each wing segment to create a more aerodynamic effective surveillance aircraft. Wind tunnel testing was conducted to evaulate longitudinal and lateral aerodynamic...
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This 26-second video clip shows the LLRV flying and landing. The LLRV's, humorously referred to as "flying bedsteads," were created by a predecessor of the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and Bell Aerosystems Company, Niagra Falls, New York, to study and analyze piloting techniques needed to fly and land the tiny Apollo Lunar Module in the Moon's airless environment. (Dryden was known simply as the NASA Flight Research Center from 1959 to 1976.) Success of the LLRV's led to the...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Moon, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center...
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The M2-F1 Lifting Body is seen here in a hangar with its hotrod Pontiac convertible tow vehicle at the Flight Research Center (later the Dryden Flight Research Center), Edwards, California. The car was a 1963 Pontiac Catalina convertible, fitted with a 421-cubic-inch tripower engine like those being run at the Daytona 500 auto race. The vehicle also had a four-speed transmission and a heavy-duty suspension and cooling system. A roll bar was also added and the passenger seat turned around so an...
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A fleet of lifting bodies flown at the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from 1963 to l975 demonstrated the ability of pilots to maneuver (in the atmosphere) and safely land a wingless vehicle. These lifting bodies were basically designed so they could fly back to Earth from space and be landed like an aircraft at a pre-determined site. (In 1976 NASA renamed the FRC as the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in honor of Hugh L. Dryden.) In 1962, FRC Director Paul Bikle approved a...
Topics: Who -- John A. Manke, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- California, Where --...
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This 24-second video clip shows the LLRV pilot strapping in and flying the vehicle. The LLRV's, humorously referred to as "flying bedsteads," were created by a predecessor of the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and Bell Aerosystems Company, Niagra Falls, New York, to study and analyze piloting techniques needed to fly and land the tiny Apollo Lunar Module in the Moon's airless environment. (Dryden was known simply as the NASA Flight Research Center from 1959 to 1976.) Success of...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Moon, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center...
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Astronauts and ground control consider how Santa is going to gain access to the command module... From the film documentary 'APOLLO 8:"Debrief": part of a documentary series made in the early 70's on the APOLLO missions, and narrated by Burgess Meredith. (Actual date created is not known at this time) First manned Saturn V flight with Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr.,and william A. Anders. First manned lunar orbit mission; provided a close-up look at the moon during 10 lunar orbits....
Topics: Who -- Frank Borman, What -- Apollo 8, What -- Saturn, What -- Moon
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Many impact craters -- the record of the collision of cosmic debris -- are shown in this Voyager 1 mosaic of Saturn's moon Dione. The largest crater is less than 100 kilometers (62 miles) in diameter and shows a well-developed central peak. Bright rays represent material ejected from other impact craters. Sinuous valleys probably formed by faults break the moon's icy crust. Images in this mosaic were taken from a range of 162,000 kilometers (100,600 miles) on Nov. 12, 1980. The Voyager Project...
Topics: What -- Voyager 1, What -- Moon, What -- Dione, What -- Crater, What -- Voyager, Where -- Jet...
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This photo shows a close-up view of the instrument panel in the cockpit of NASA's B-52 research aircraft. Over the course of more than 40 years, the B-52 launched numerous experimental aircraft, ranging from the X-15 to the HiMAT, and was also used as a flying testbed for a variety of other research projects. NASA B-52, Tail Number 008, is an air launch carrier aircraft, "mothership," as well as a research aircraft platform that has been used on a variety of research projects. The...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini, Where -- Dryden...
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This clip shows the launch of APOLLO 8: The "Birth of a Machine" and begins to reveal the origin of its components. From the film documentary 'APOLLO 8:"Debrief"': part of a documentary series made in the early 70's on the APOLLO missions, and narrated by Burgess Meredith. (Actual date created is not known at this time) First manned Saturn V flight with Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr.,and william A. Anders. First manned lunar orbit mission; provided a close-up look at the...
Topics: Who -- Frank Borman, What -- Apollo 8, What -- Saturn, What -- Moon
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APOLLO 13: The world holds its breath as the astronauts try to survive the final moments of their voyage From the film documentary 'APOLLO 13: 'Houston, We've got a problem'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO 13 : Third manned lunar landing attempt with James A. Lovell, Jr., John L. Swigert, Jr., and Fred w. Haise, Jr. Pressure lost in SM oxygen system; mission aborted; LM used for life support. Mission Duration...
Topic: What -- Apollo 13
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This clip: Front view, long shot. The model scenario is gone, as the plane impacts short of the target area and port wing first, skidding to the left. With narration. Background: On December 1st, 1984, a remote controlled 4 engined transport jet took off from Edwards AFB, CA and crashed into a barren patch of nearby desert. This Controlled Impact Demonstration was a joint R&D program by the FAA and NASA. The FAA designed the C.I.D. to underscore results of exhaustive research in two areas...
Topic: What -- Opportunity
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APOLLO 16 : Lift-off should be stress-free event. From the film documentary 'APOLLO 16: 'Nothing So Hidden'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO16: Fifth manned lunar landing mission withJohn W. Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charles M. Duke. Landed at Descartes on April 20 1972. Deployed camera and experiments; performed EVA with lunar roving vehicle. Deployed P&F Subsattelite in lunar orbit. Mission Duration...
Topic: What -- Apollo 16
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The crew of APOLLO 11 return as heroes after their succesfull landing on the lunar surface. From the film documentary "APOLLO 11:'The Eagle Has Landed'", part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLLO 11: First manned lunar landing and return to Earth with Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin. Landed in the Sea of Tranquilityon July 20, 1969; deployed TV camera and EASEP experiments, performed...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Earth, What -- TV...
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The Kellett YG-1 Autogiro, April 1936. Autogiros could make extremely short takeoffs and landings, but were not capable of the helicopter's hovering or vertical flight. In theory the Autogiro's main advantage over the conventional airplane was that, in the event of engine failure, its autorotation permitted safe descent. Shown with the YG-1 is NACA engineer John Wheatley.
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Vought F4U-1 Corsair: This is a "Birdcage" Corsair, so called for the canopy framing around the cockpit. Several F4Us were flown by the NACA , but this F4U-1 only flew at Langley for two months in 1943 before going to the U. S. Navy at Norfolk Naval Air Station.
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Planet Earth
Topic: What -- Earth
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APOLLO 17 : Some tough roving neccesitates rough and ready repairs From the film documentary 'APOLLO 17: On the shoulders of Giants'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APPOLO 17 : Sixth and last manned lunar landing mission in the APOLLO series with Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E.Evans, and Harrison H. (Jack) Schmitt. Landed at Taurus-Littrow on Dec 11.,1972. Deployed camera and experiments; performed EVA with lunar roving...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Taurus
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Gossamer Penguin in flight above Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards, California, showing the solar panel perpendicular to the wing and facing the sun. Background The first flight of a solar-powered aircraft took place on November 4, 1974, when the remotely controlled Sunrise II, designed by Robert J. Boucher of AstroFlight, Inc., flew following a launch from a catapult. Following this event, AeroVironment, Inc. (founded in 1971 by the ultra-light airplane innovator--Dr. Paul MacCready) took on a...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Challenger, Where -- California
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APOLLO 17 : There's just never enough time to do everything, especially on the moon From the film documentary 'APOLLO 17: On the shoulders of Giants'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APPOLO 17 : Sixth and last manned lunar landing mission in the APOLLO series with Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E.Evans, and Harrison H. (Jack) Schmitt. Landed at Taurus-Littrow on Dec 11.,1972. Deployed camera and experiments; performed EVA...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Moon, What -- Taurus
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This 25-second clip shows the QF-106 "Delta Dart" tethered to the USAF C-141A during takeoff and in flight. NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, supported a Kelly Space and Technology, Inc. (KST)/U.S. Air Force project known as Eclipse, which demonstrated a reusable tow launch vehicle concept. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate a reusable tow launch vehicle concept that had been conceived and patented by KST. Kelly Space obtained a contract with the USAF...
Topics: What -- DART, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California
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Molded astronaut couches line the NASA Langley Research Centers model shop wall. The names of the test subjects--Langley employees--are written on the back. The couches are similar to those made for each astronaut and fitted into the Mercury capsules for manned spaceflight. Training of the original seven astronauts took place at Langley, and many of the Centers employees were called upon to work on the effort. By 1959, more than 400 individuals were working toward one goal: manned spaceflight.
Topics: What -- Mercury, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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The X-2 was a swept-wing aircraft designed to fly three times as fast as the speed of sound. It was flown to investigate the problems of aerodynamic heating and stability and control effectiveness at high speeds and altitudes. The X-2 was a single-place airplane with wings swept back to 40 degrees. It was 37 ft., 10 in. long, 11 ft. high and had a wingspan of 32.3 ft. It wasc onstructed primarily of steel (K-monel) and incorporated a skid-type main landing gear to make more room for fuel. It...
Topic: What -- FAST
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Stennis Space Center technicians install a high-pressure fuel turbopump on a Space Shuttle Main Engine to prepare it for testing.
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Stennis Space Center (SSC)
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APOLLO 16 : Cmdr Young puts the 'rover' thru a full field test... From the film documentary 'APOLLO 16: 'Nothing So Hidden'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLLO 16: Fifth manned lunar landing mission with John W. Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charles M. Duke. Landed at Descartes on April 20 1972. Deployed camera and experiments; performed EVA with lunar roving vehicle. Deployed P&F subsattelite in lunar orbit....
Topic: What -- Apollo 16
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In June 1967, the X-15A-2 rocket powered research aircraft received a full-scale ablative coating to protect the craft from the high temperatures associated with supersonic flight. This pink eraser-like substance, applied to the #2 aircraft (56-6671), was then covered with a white sealant coat before flight. This coating would help the #2 aircraft reach the record speed of 4,520 mph (Mach 6.7). The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft 50 ft long with a wingspan of 22 ft. However, the X-15A-2 had...
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- White Sea, Where --...
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In the center foreground of this 1953 hanger photo is the YF-84A (NACA 134/Air Force 45-59490) used for vortex generator research. It arrived on November 28, 1949, and departed on April 21, 1954. Beside it is the third D-558-1 aircraft (NACA 142/Navy 37972). This aircraft was used for a total of 78 transonic research flights from April 1949 to June 1954. It replaced the second D-558-1, lost in the crash which killed Howard Lilly. Just visible on the left edge is the nose of the first D-558-2...
Topics: Who -- John B. McKay, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- WIRE, Where...
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Footage of the X-15 research aircraft (in flight), designed to investigate the problems of manned flight in a near space environment: altitudes up to 50 miles, speed up mach 6, high speed aerodynamics, aerodynamic heating, structural design, aircraft stability and control in space and re-entry.
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FLIGHT SIMULATOR
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